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Sep 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> president obama accepts the democratic nomination in charlotte, asking voters for four more years. we host a debate on the obama presidency with glen ford of black agenda report and michael eric dyson, professor at georgetown university. >> what is it going to be like under romney and ryan? like that song, if you think you're lonely now, wait until overnight. see how extremely difficult and complicated and nightmarish our future could be. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from charlotte, north carolina. president obama accepted the democratic presidential nomination thursday night in a lengthy speech closing out the democratic national convention. obama argued he has rescued the economy from disaster and planted the seeds for a continued recovery. he vowed to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs by 2016 and to double exports by 2014. on foreign policy, obama highlighted the killing of osama bin laden, the withdrawal of troops from iraq and the planned drawdown from afghanistan. in
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Sep 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
convention. we begin with 2 authors written extensively about president obama and first lady jody cantor of the new york times and david march inis of the washington post. >> when barack obama became president, we 'might see that mellow michigan rhode island hawaiian quality. we've seen some of that for sheumplet he turned out to be the super competitive perfectist. the story wrote came out of years of hearing the stories the president grading everything, grading people. always wanting to be the best, even at small pursuits like bowling. there's a lot of advantage to this, the fact he worked so hard at everything that he wants to be the best is an admirable quality. that's part of what gave him the confidence to run for the president sivment yet there can also be a down side. >> he spent 10 years of his early life trying to figure himself out. all of the contradictions the world through at him. from the time he left hawaii at the age of 18 until the time he went to harvard law school at 28. very introspective. that period he did figure himself gave him the satisfied to get to the white h
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Sep 8, 2012 10:00am EDT
on to the contrary... first, women dominate the democratic convention. but will they go to the polls for barak obama? then, republicans who support marriage equality. >> hello i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to the contrary. a discussion of news and social friends from by verse ber speculatives. up first, the important choice ahead for women voters. [♪] barack obama and the democrats believe women will be the deciding factor in the presidential election. so they are working hard to drive them to the polls. >> and if you share that faith with me, if you share that hope with me, i ask you tonight for your vote. >> at their convention, democrats put women front, center and really everywhere. there were tributes to women senators and women house members. one woman after another took to the stage to make the case for reelecting president obama. >> we are far better off with barack obama than we were with george w. bush. that is why the republicans said gotcha. are you better off? absolutely. >> when you look at our convention, you see america represented. you see the diversity. you see the role of women all o
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Sep 5, 2012 11:00pm EDT
for president obama. >> different styles president obama will tend to come in a quite tight lawyerly way. president clinton likes to hear more of the discussion, to think things through. they end up in the same place in the sense they have gotten out of the people that work for them everything they know and they're making the decision based on fact and. >> we condition request john podesta former chief of staff for president clinton and director of transition. >> what's really critical is for him to frame the choice about what this election is about. 2 very, very different view tion and approaches to the us economy. he's got credibility about what works and what doesn't. i think he can remind people about what has worked for them in the past and set a path for the future. so i think one of the things that he will do is spend his time talking about the challenges that president obama faced, the way he responded to them, why those were the right choices. >> charlie:we conclude with jeff sell any of the new york times and john harris of politico. >> i think they're worried about what's goin
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Sep 7, 2012 8:00am EDT
to do it. when president obama was elected, he had made a speech where he talked about america is part of the world, and he went to istanbul and cairo in his first year and talked about independence and the need to work together, and he was punished by the media and his own party, and the result is he talks mainly about america, we are number one, god bless america, and i do one god to bless america, but i want them to bless the whole world. the focus on the american exhibition where, first of all, every nation thinks it is exceptional. in switzerland, they talk about it, and in france, they talk about it that the french think similarly. and this does not mean that we are exceptional in the sense that we can solve problems by ourselves, that we can fix the things the way we did 100 years ago. thinking about immigration, there is nothing we can do. we cannot do that one nation at a time. even if we suddenly had all of the alternative energy and if we got off the petroleum teet and started using geothermal energy, 80% to 85% of the emissions come from other countries. we do these things
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Sep 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
national convention. >> i can guarantee you this, it barack obama is reelected, you'll be right. >> mitt romney's speech was seen as the most important of his political life. but it may have been overshadowed by the republicans mystery speaker who turned out to the actor and director clint eastwood. >> i would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen. something i think is very important is that you, we -- we own this country. [applause] >> the justice department dropped its investigation of cia interrogators for their role in the deaths of prisoners in iraq and afghanistan. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. mitt romney accepted the republican presidential nomination thursday night with a vow to revive the u.s. economy and a plea to voters disappointed with president obama's first term. >> how many days have you woken up thinking something special was happening in america? many of you felt that way on election day four years ago. hope and change had a powerful appeal. tonight ask a simple question
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Sep 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
obama on the opening of the democratic national convention. we will air excerpts of her speech as well as fair pay advocate lilly ledbetter and san antonio mayor julian castro. then no paper, no fear. 10 undocumented activists are arrested for blocking a street just outside the time warner cable arena. >> fighting for our rights, our rights to work, our rights to be with our families. >> that it is party time. at&t, duke energy and time warner, coca-cola and bank of america. we will look at the corporate sponsorship parties here in charlotte with the sunlight foundation. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from charlotte, north carolina. outrage has erupted in yemen of the killing of 13 civilians in u.s. drone strike on sunday. the yemeni government officials have confirmed the tolls and the intended target of the strike was completely messed. according to cnn, outraged family members attempted to deliver the victims' bodies to the residents of the omnipresent, but were denied entry.
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Sep 6, 2012 7:30am EDT
made a case for why voters should give obama another term. >> i want -- i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. and i proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. >> clinton praised obama for his efforts to revive the economy. he said the president stopped the nation's slide and put the u.s. on the road to recovery. clinton said republicans are asking to fire obama though they left the country in a mess the administration is cleaning up. clinton said people who envision the country for shared prosperity and shared responsibility should vote for obama. delegates at the convention are set to nominate obama as the democratic candidate for a second term. >>> obama has been fighting opposition from within his own party, some democrats blame him for the flagging economy and for the problems plaguing his health care reforms. so, he is working to broaden his base and turning attention to liberals. >> reporter: barack obama the first president to announce support for same-sex marriage. it looked like a smart, compassionate move it
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Sep 11, 2012 11:00pm EDT
are really on the cliff. obama knows it; boehner knows it; the economists know it and we've got a presidential campaign going on and everyone's whistling past it. >> rose: andy murray and bob woodward when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: andy murray is here, he is the 2012 u.s. open champion. inform a dramatic five-set match last night, he beat the defending champion novak djokovic. tom fordice of the bbc said this "andy murray's nerve mangling history making triumph was many things: one of the great finals of the modern era, a late-night thriller from the city that never sleeps, a breathtaking demonstration of physical strength and mental fortitude. it was also the perfect book end to a few months that british sports can scarcely believe and will never forget." here is a look at match point. >> great britain has a men's grand slam champion! andy murray! >> rose: andy murray became the first british man to win a grand slam since fred perry in 1936. that was 76 years ago. his win caps off a
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Sep 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
. but tonight i'd ask a simple question: if you felt that excitement when you voted for barack obama, shouldn't you feel that way now that he's president obama? (applause) you know there's something wrong with the kind of job he's done as president when the best feeling you had was the say day you voted for him. president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. (laughter) and to heal the planet. (laughter) my promise is to help you and your family. (cheers and applause) >> rose: romney left tampa this morning for campaign stops that included louisiana and ohio. we look back now at some of the conversations in tampa that reflect not just on the republican national convention but also larger issues about america and its future. we begin with tom friedman. so here we have a party coming together to talk about how they see the world and nominate a candidate. >> well, one of the things that struck me last night was that the stories, each of the speakers told about their immigrant experience, whether it was nickie hailey talking about the daughter of immigrant parents, it was others
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Sep 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
that left the u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and three staffers dead. on wednesday, president obama vowed to bring to justice those responsible for the killings, which he said would not repeat ties between u.s. and libya. >> we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. none. the world must stand at a to unequivocally reject these brutal acts. already, many libyans have joined us in doing so. this attack will not break the bonds between u.s. and libya. >> the obama administration has dispatched an elite group of marines to the libyan capital of tripoli and six u.s. warships toward the libyan coast in a bid to ramp up security of u.s. personnel. we'll have more on the protests throughout the middle east after the headlines. the response to the deadly attack in libya has entered the presidential campaign after republican nominee mitt romney is the tragedy to attack president obama. hours before the protests erupted in cairo and benghazi, the u.s. embassy in cairo issued a statement attem
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Sep 27, 2012 8:00am EDT
the character of the obama team has work very hard to sell to voters in swing states, which is this is a very wealthy person who looks out for and things first and foremost about himself and his wealthy friends, so that is why it is so hurtful to his campaign because it played into the narrative president obama was trying to drive into the campaign. tavis: we have seen a lot of politicians who have gone to 60 minutes to try to set the record straight. mr. romney has done that. now did you get a chance to see it, and what did you make about his appearance? >> he is trying to restart a conversation about the economy that is focused on barack obama. he was supposed to be doing the same thing but got sidetracked and badly by this video. he will be ablepresident to get over this. he has to hope that is not the majority of people. the fact that a majority of people do not approve of how barack obama has handled the economy, but ultimately those people will say i am done with a guy who is currently in office. let's give the other guy a chance. the interview he has done and he is going to continue to
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Sep 4, 2012 10:00am EDT
tampa, and a relatively strong convention in some ways, and barack obama. and can remind people of that. we want our president to be a bigger than life, exciting figure. the last three people we elected fit that bill. and that is, again, a big advantage for barack obama, that he can use the stage to remind people of. >> rose: we continue with governor martin o'malley of larnd, arising star in the democratic party. >> i hope that we make the case that america's best days are still in front of us. if we continue to make better choices, if we continue to make the investments our parents and grandparents made in our nation so that we can create jobs, and expand opportunity. and that's what i hope comes out of this convention. and then there's a lot of cynicism in the world. and there are a lot of our neighbors who are still hurting. and a lot of us have stopped believing that america's best days are in front of us. and i hope what we're able to do is underscore those areas where we actually are making progress creating jobs and getting our country out of this bad recession. >> rose: we conc
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Sep 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
of convincing people to reelect president obama despite economical problems. also we remember michael duncan, gone too soon at the age of 54. we are glad you joined us. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hunger and we have work to do. fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> please welcome arianna huffington back to this program. she is the founder of huffington opposed media group. she is also behind chateau convention, a nonpartisan alternative to the major conventions, focusing on poverty, influence of money and politics, and the war on drugs. she joins us from charlotte. good to have you on the program. let me start by asking in your views on what the republicans did in tampa last week. >> they must be wondering themselves what they did. this is a great opportunity to challenge the record of the last few years in terms of the
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Sep 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the presidency. >> we continue this evening with a look at president obama from two people who have written extensively about him, they are peter baker of "the new york times" and jonathan alter. >> if you look at it just in terms of his accomplishments, if you go down the list of what got done in the first two years, he obliterates bill clinton in terms of achievements as law is passed which is often the way that presidents are judged, obviously clinton had a better economy and conditions of the country were better, he did better on deficit reduction. >> but in terms of changing the structure of government and laws with long-term impact on all kind of things that people don't even think about from mileage standards to stirring up tens of billions of dollars for student loans, for people who are going to college. >> and the end of obama care and nobody knows about it, there are about a dozen major accomplishments that compare favorably to lyndon johnson. >> politics, conventions and the president in context. when we continue. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following. captionin
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Sep 6, 2012 11:00pm EDT
obama. but if we have 3 and growth for neither party has a good adenned ga. who do i are trust? who is going to give me balance. navigate fees cross current. one of the roan i say the democrats from the advantage hail obama hasn't come out with a plan, he seems like the guy who is cape believe of doing did. mitt romney has not shown what. >> we continue former chief of staff for president obama, bill daley. >> there will be a point people do have to govern. i do not believe that the leadership and the republican members of the congress are irresponsible. maybe it's everybody's going to look down in the abis and say you know what we may want to continue our games but this has gotten much more serious. >> charlie:we con krawd this evening with mark halperin, maggie and swron heilemann. looking at the politics of this convention. one of the weakest things i think about governor conventions which had success they drove no he message out of. there was no single message that said to people, remember what we said m tampa we're going to drill it in your head. i think the obama campaign will
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Sep 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
is the bus? please, please, don't take our transportation away. >> we will also look at the obama administration support for indefinite detention at home and abroad with logger marcy wheeler here in grand rapids. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from grand rapids, michigan. the occupy wall street of the celebrated its first anniversary on monday with actions in new york city and other cities across the country. in manhattan, protesters tried to block access to the new york stock exchange by erecting a people's wall. >> today is occupy wall street's birthday, and we are celebrating. we are rising above all of the corruption and police brutality that has happened already. i, myself, had never in all my 57 years seen anything like zuccotti park. i personally have been waiting for 10 years for something. i had no idea the kids -- i had no idea the kids were going to rise up like that. i am so proud of them. >> overall, more than 150 people were arrested including half a dozen jour
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Sep 13, 2012 11:00pm EDT
foreign policy and protests in the middle east between governor romney and president obama. joining us is john dickerson of cbs. >> the long-standing tradition that in campaigns politics stops at the water's edge, senator van den berg's quote that may be a little bit outdated but romney jumped in so fast here that it was just kind of breaking with the normal tradition. but there is another point here which is i talked to a very senior military man last night who said first reports are always wrong. the reason you hold back for a minute is you just know the news is going to change. and in this case iting chad there were more deaths. and so romney's statement looked out of sync with the mourning and the shock that was going on when everybody woke up on wednesday>> rose: wea look at that and more with david brooks of "the new york times". and it underlines i think a problem with romney, which he is just not a philosophical guy. you know, the people who know him well like him. they say he's a good manager. he just doesn't have philosophical interests. >> rose: we conclude this evening with
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Sep 7, 2012 7:30am EDT
.s. president has made a case for why he deserves to hold to that title. barack obama asked voters to consider where the country will head after the election this november. >> and on every issue, the choice you face won't just be between two candidates or two parties, it will be a choice between two different paths for america. #. >> obama delivered this message to delegates and millions of americans watching on tv. he responded to voters concerns about the economy promising 1 million new jobs in manufacturing over the next four years. >> america, i never said this journey would be easy. and i won't promise that now. yes, our path is harder. but it leads to a better place. yes, our road is longer, but we travel it together. we don't turn back. we leave no one behind. >>> hello, i'm yuko aotani. they use all their advertising to shape their message and appeal. democrats and republicans too are using more and more social media in their campaigns. the number of facebook users more than tripled since the election four years ago. and seven times as many people are using twitter. organizers believe
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Sep 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the streets of milan, we will look at why the obama administration has refused to prosecute anyone involved in the u.s. government secrets torture and rendition program. we will speak with alfred mccoy here in madison. he is author of "torture and impunity." >> there is an absolute ban on torture for a very good reason. torture taps into the deepest recesses of the human consciousness where creation and destruction exist. with a capacity for cruelty and kindness to exist. it has a powerful, perverse appeal. and once it starts, but the perpetrators and the powerful who order them, let it spread. it spreads out of control. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. road in the madison, wisconsin. and this one person has been killed in pakistan as protesters fill the streets across several cities in what is expected to be a massive day of action against the u.s. made film "innocence of muslims." the pakistani government declared friday a public holiday to allow people to demonstrate against the film, which mocks the
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Sep 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
.org. president obama is set to close the dnc tonight with his acceptance speech. convention organizers have cancelled plans to hold a speech at the outdoor bank of america stadium to forecasts of rain. on wednesday, former president bill clinton gave a rousing speech in support of obama's campaign. >> he inherited a deeply damaged economy. he put a floor under the cracks. he laid the foundation for a modern, more well-balanced economy that will produce millions of good new jobs, vibrant businesses, and lots of new wealth for innovators. now, are we where we want to be today? no. is the president satisfied? of course not. but are we better off since he took office? >> also speaking during the prime-time convention hour on wednesday was consumer advocate and massachusetts senate hopeful elizabeth warren. she is seeking to unseat republican incumbent scott brown in a tight race. she is known for launching the consumer financial protection bureau under president obama. in her remarks, warren said the u.s. economic system is rigged in favor of bailed out corporations. >> people feel like the sys
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Sep 9, 2012 8:30am EDT
's good to have you with us. for today's start of our 16th year on the air. president obama accepted his party's nomination for re-election at the democratic national convention in charlotte this week. last week our managing editor kim lauten reported on religion at the republican national convention. today, the democrats and religion's sometimes controversial role at their gathering. >> in accepting the democratic nomination, president obama sounded several religious themes. >> we draw strength from our victories and we learn from our mistakes but we keep our eyes fixed on that distant horizon, knowing that providence is with us and that we are surely blessed to be citizens of the greatest nation on earth. >> he also made reference to his personal faith. >> and while i'm very proud of what we've achieved together, i'm far more mindful of my own failings, knowing exactly what lincoln meant when he said, i have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that i had no place else to go. >> for years, democrats have battled the public perception that their party is not
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Sep 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
and not obama had promised to increase defense spending. only 23% were aware that payroll taxes had decreased during obama's term in office. only slightly more than half knew that paul ryan is the republican vice presidential nominee. the director of the annenberg center, kathleen hall jamieson, our master media decoder is back with us. welcome. >> thank you. >> so who's responsible for the widespread unawareness or ignorance that you report in your survey? is it the candidate, the media, or the voter? >> it's all three. and fortunately, we have the opportunity with presidential debates to do something that reliably increases knowledge. we've been studying presidential debates for a long time as a scholarly community. and to our surprise, we consistently find that those who watch debates, regardless of the level of knowledge they come in with, come out with more accurate knowledge as a general group. and they do this because those who haven't paid a great deal of attention have a lot to learn. those of us who've paid a lot of attention still missed things. the news may have covered something
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Sep 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
not be a regular joe, but barack obama is a man who is in touch with ordinary americans according to his wife. michelle obama made an impassioned speech backing her husband for a second term as u.s. president. he's up against mitt romney in november. there at the democratic convention in north carolina. >> she is the most popular obama. in obama she is offering a character nd.erence for her husba an kemiyah seen firsthand that the president does not change to you are. it reveals who you are. barack knows the american dream because he has lived it. the [cheers and applause] he wants everyone in this country to have the same opportunity no matter who we are or where we are from or what we look like or who we love. >> she recalled their hard-up but happy early years. he has known hard times just like you. >> i can honestly say that when it comes to his character and his conviction and his heart, barack obama is still the same man i fell in love with all those years ago. for barack, success is not about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. [cheers and app
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Sep 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
's identity. >> president obama turns up the volume the democratic party convention as he asks americans to give him four more years. >> in you believe in a country where everyone gets a fair shot and everyone plays by the same rules, then i need you to vote this november. >> free but for how long? the christian girl at the center of blasphemy allegations gets bail as criticism of the case mounts. >> in the french alps, police are investigating a brutal attack on a british iraqi family on their summer holiday. two young sisters survived the killings of their parents and an older woman, as well as a french psych he willist, whose body was found near the scene of the attack. the youngest child, a 4-year-old, was found hiding between the skirts of her dead mother in the back seat of the family car. french prosecutors say a reported feud between two brothers is one focus of their investigation, but they've warned against drawing any premature conclusions. >> the french newspapers today are asking the question everyone wants an answer to -- why was this british family shot in this quiet part
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